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FEATURES

Risky business
Government-funded venture capital firms spark agency innovation

No more pass/fail
The Labor Department learned the value of fair and consistent employee performance evaluations

Mining Medicaid
N.Y. county leads in adapting business intelligence tools to help public agencies manage Medicaid spendingbudgets



NEWS

Agreement gives HHS access to passenger data
Deal with DHS would allow health officials to track pandemics

Denett earns OFPP nomination

Beaming across the border

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Hope or despair?
Many experts suspect that reasons unrelated to their qualifications — including midterm election politics — could delay any or all of the candidates’ confirmations

Letters

Kelman: Dancing in the hallways

Welles: Mindful work



MANAGEMENT

OPM puts out welcome sign for young feds
Rule change makes it easier for student interns to become federal employees

Printing office to lose its leader



TECHNOLOGY

Looking for ways to control the spam beast?
Here’s a primer to help you gain the upper hand

The Pipeline



BUSINESS

State and local IT budgets to grow
Input analysis suggests fed market growth will slow

Vendors pitch software to take over routine tasks



POLICY

Electronic death registration still alive
SSA program makes progress in states

SBInet now a factor in immigration debate



FlipSide

My cartoon purgatory


The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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